Hogarth is the Global Content Experience Company. Part of WPP, Hogarth partners with one in every two of the world’s top 100 brands including Coca-Cola, Ford, Rolex, Nestlé, Mondelez and Dyson. With a breadth of experience across an extensive range of sectors, Hogarth offers the unrivaled ability to deliver relevant, engaging, and measurable content across all channels and media – both established and emerging.
The number of channels at our fingertips; the need for speed; and the drive for mass personalisation, all mean that brands need different solutions.
Our global team of over 6,000 craft and technology experts brings together creative, production and innovation to help clients navigate this exciting and ever-changing world of today’s content experience.
What would this Japanese Localisation Editor do at Hogarth?
As part of a language validation team, you will copyedit, proofread and annotate marketing material. You will also work closely with writers and other creative team members to maintain the highest possible quality standards. The ideal candidate is technically savvy with a keen eye and exceptional attention to detail, ensuring clarity and accuracy. Being flexible, adaptable and results-driven, with an ability to focus and prioritise in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment is critical in this role.
This is a freelance remote position with work coming in intermittently and would require you to work in the APAC/UK timezone (for collaboration purposes). We are also looking for someone who’s a unicorn who would also be able to help out with transcreation/copywriting as well.
Validating customer-facing marketing content across multiple digital channels with a focus on consistency with brand tone of voice, personality and cultural relevance
Edit and proofread editorial, marketing, and social media copy
Manage multiple projects simultaneously and ensure timely delivery
Ensure clarity and accuracy in communications
Leverage glossaries and style guides to ensure brand alignment
Responsible for ensuring product and technical accuracy, as well as linguistic accuracy (grammar and spelling, cultural fit)
Responsible for providing ongoing guidance and feedback
Proactively contribute ideas for process improvement
Responsible for keeping own product and brand knowledge up to date
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in copyediting and/or subediting for both marketing and technical materials for the Japanese market
Must also have a nuanced understanding of language conventions, style and usage
Experience working for global brands
Working knowledge of translation and project management tools
Demonstrate excellent communication skills as well as the ability to work as a team member
Must be able to perform effectively and efficiently under time pressure
Solid understanding and grounding in the Japanese style, usage, grammar, and punctuation
Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to focus and prioritise in a fast-paced environment
Must be flexible and able to adapt within an environment of constant change
Experience in transcreation will also be a huge bonus
Ideal candidates will have previous editorial, proofreading, and localisation experience at an advertising agency, marketing communications group, or localisation/transcreation agency
Diversity & Inclusion
Hogarth is an equal-opportunity employer. That means we believe in creating a truly inclusive culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion for everyone through our ideas, our people, how we behave and how we conduct ourselves. We strive to recruit people from diverse backgrounds and support them to achieve long-term success. This not only makes Hogarth a better company and place to work, but an environment where everyone can give their point of view, experience connection, enjoy opportunity and feel a sense of belonging.
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